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Lakewood Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 599 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted August 20, 2008

My son was attending a private school in West Des Moines before we moved to Norwalk. My son changed schools in 3rd grade and it was definitely for the better. I agree with another parent who said that help is readily available and the kids get so much in this district. It was the best move I could have made for my oldest child. Tracee Saltz
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Posted March 12, 2004

Coming to the Norwalk school district from Des Moines schools was the best thing we could have done for our kids. The expectations of what our kids should get out of learning are higher. Extra help and parent contact have always been readily available. Both teachers and administrators are focused on guiding students to a productive future and becoming socially responsible people.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 81%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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9210 Happy Hollow Dr
Norwalk, IA 50211
Phone: (515) 285-2948

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